Downsizing a hole in drywall

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Instead of just mesh at the back of the hole, use a small piece of wood. Make the hole large enough so that a small piece of wood can be passed through it. Support the wood with DW screws through sound drywall a couple/few inches from the hole. Then fill the hole. You can then drive your mounting screws into the wood also.
I'll try to draw here:
| Pass piece of wood through hole: | _____ <--piece of wood. | | <-wall
Then turn so it's parallel to existing DW & screw through DW to hold up the wooden pice:
| |-|--< screw | |-|--< screw |
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Larry Wasserman Baltimore, Maryland
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As others have mentioned, put a piece of wood back there and drill into that. Otherwise, you should take out a larger section of drywall (say at least 6x6") and repair that. Then you will be anchoring to a solid piece of drywall, not some rigged up piece of highly questionable integrity.
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